Well, it has been a busy week. Last Tuesday we started our vacation Bible School. This time was not near the church, but about 1 hour away — still in the city limits of Puebla. The name of the place is Colonia Azteca, which is on the East side of the city of Puebla. Our church in on the South and it takes that long to get from one side of the city to the other. It will be a lot faster in about two months when a new loop going from south to east will connect both areas. Anyway, we have a good family coming faithfully from this area. In fact, two of the young man of the family are in a Bible institute in Tijuana, BC, with pastor David Cortez. They have a love for their family, which mostly are still unsaved. Pray for them, they are the Mendoza family and they need a church in their area. Last Saturday we took the church soulwinning in that area, and it was exciting to reach souls in this suburb, but at the same time sad because our church is so far away. Please also pray that we can start a church in this area. We had 7 people saved in this area that day!
Vacation Bible School went great! We had 50 kids attending and 10 of them visited us today! Two of the parents came with them and they also got saved! We had many visitors since today we celebrated our 8th anniversary. We did not push the anniversary this time since we don’t have a lot of room in our church. Our church can fit 120 people fine, but today we had 175! We had our traditional and famous Carne Asada Arrachera – mmmhhh!! With green and red salsa and guacamole, tortillas, onions, cactus, and many other Mexican ingredients. This time I preached a message about Building you house on the Rock – which in Jesus. We had people saved – although at the time I don’t have the report, but I think is close to 5. We had about 20 visitors and lots of fun.
Thank you so much for praying for us and our ministry here in Puebla. We still have a strong vision of reaching Puebla for Christ our Savior. I believe our vision has increased when we see all the areas in our city still unreached. We have 4 mayor prayer request in our church that our church members regularly pray for and I would like to share those prayer request with you so that you can also help us pray for this things:
- Pray for our expansion of our auditorium. We need about $20k dollars to expand our auditorium so that we can seat 250 instead of the 100 that we normally have.
- Pray for the land next door. We currently have about 2500 sq ft of land. We would like to buy the land next door which is about 3500 sq ft.
- Pray for a bigger piece of land. We would like to buy in the future between 20,000 to 50,000 sq ft of prime land here in the city. Our final goal is to have between 1 or 2 hectares of land.
- Pray that we can see 100 churches in our State started by our church – and even with the help of others. We need to reach our city (with is the 3rd largest city in the country) and our state with the marvelous Gospel of Jesus!
Thank you for taking the time to read this and God bless you.
If you fee that you can help in any way like praying or giving you can call us at our house phone and let us know.
Our vonage # is 760-494-7883.
Thanks and God bless you.
Arturo Muñoz and family
Missionaries in Puebla, Mexico.